The Healthcare Executive Handbook for Organizational Resilience
February 22, 2017 — 04:00PM - 05:00PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Taking a proactive, systematic approach to healthcare business continuity planning is essential in helping hospitals and health systems recover from a disruptive event with minimal impact to patients, employees, family members and stakeholders. This starts at the highest level of the healthcare organization. Engaged executive buy-in of business continuity planning has been identified as an essential element to its success. Developing a program that protects the health and safety of patients and staff and maintains critical clinical and operational functions requires a comprehensive and cross organizational planning effort that is sustained over time with not only executive buy-in – but active executive involvement. Executive buy-in is a critical component in optimizing the healthcare organizational resilience program across the enterprise. The business continuity management program must be both sanctioned and enforced with engaged contribution by the organization’s most senior leadership.
Describe the critical role of an executive in preparedness and response for all disruptive events to mitigate the medical, financial, regulatory and other impacts associated with incidents
Measure the effectiveness of organizational resilience with business impact analysis, risk assessment, program assessment and hazard vulnerability assessment (HVA)
Create a sustainable resilience program able to respond effectively to disruptive, unexpected events that impact clinical and business operations
Recognize executive risk appetite for inclusion of dependencies, inter-dependencies, cascading effects and resilience characteristics that could generate adverse impacts